Monday, January 28, 2008
I work hard for my money.
Sooo hard for my money.
Forever 21 white tunic
with beige satin pleating detail
Beige wrap sweater
Theory chocolate slacks
Vintage Parisian eggshell trench
Chanel quilted brown sunglasses
Faux Chanel white earrings
YSL burgundy d'orsay pumps
YSL burgundy tote
Last night, after discussing love and careers, Lauragami and I talked fashion. She was shocked when I revealed my purty top was Forever 21 and (ironically) just $22. We rehashed my adamant opinion that with her model-like figure, youth and delish face she does not need to spend a ton of cash on clothes. Luxe classic basics - shoes, bags, jeans, sunglasses - are worth the investment. Everything else should be kept fun, on trend and fairly disposable.
She requested a) we hit Forever 21 together since she gets easily overwhelmed in there and b) that I come over and show her how to get different outfits from just a few pieces ala her fave Lucky Magazine articles. I LOVE THOSE TOO!!!
L. then asked me whether Forever has work clothes. Which leads me to today's outfit. I wore the same tunic out to a birthday party at a bar last night and to my corporate casual office today. I just mixed up what I paired with it to be appropriate for the setting.
I think the work/play divide has become practically non-existent unless you work in an uber conservative, traditional office. And, duh, we all know that flashing too much skin is a no-no at work. So as long as you're not doing that then I think fun pieces can turn into work pieces very easily.
As an ode to Lucky, here are three chic but very basic work outfits from just one little Forever 21 tunic
With chocolate wrap sweater, Katayone Adeli beige trousers, Manolo Blahnik chocolate pumps and Gucci hobo.
A more casual Friday look with Blue Cult jeans, beige wrap sweater, Gucci platform sandals and a vintage white chain strap purse.
A more summery look- white Theory linen pants, beige Forever 21 pleated jacket, Miu Miu brown satchel, Marc Jacobs Greecian sandals.
Plus here's another going out look - Seven straight leg jeans, Yves Saint Laurent gold/silver heels, Alice Roi clutch. All it needs to be work appropriate is a little brown jacket which I am realizing I need in my wardrobe.
AND I didn't even get into how different each look can get when you factor in hair accessories, scarves, jewelery and makeup.
I adore fashion. It's like this great way to reinvent yourself...every day.